Water, wastewater utility adopts software to strategically plan, coordinate infrastructure work

BEVERLY, MA, Feb. 24, 2010 -- The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) has deployed Envista's Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) application for infrastructure project coordination...

BEVERLY, MA, Feb. 24, 2010 -- Envista Corporation, a provider of web-based software for infrastructure project coordination, today announced the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) has now deployed Envista's Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) application. WSSC is the 8th largest water and wastewater utility company in the country serving 1.8 million customers in a 1,000 square mile area.

Envista subscribers leverage the real-time exchange of planning information to synchronize construction and maintenance projects for roadway and pipeline replacement projects. WSSC will manage thousands of miles of infrastructure using Envista's visual, map-based solution that flags project conflicts for immediate decision-making. WSSC maintains a network of nearly 5,400 miles of sewer pipeline, and 5,500 miles of fresh water pipeline. Nearly 25% (about 1,380 miles) of their pipeline network is more than 50 years old, and is being upgraded by the utility.

"Coordinating our infrastructure renewal projects with the ongoing work of counties, municipalities and other utilities has been very challenging," states Marcia Tucker, Group Leader, Infrastructure Systems Group at WSSC. "Too often we arrive at a worksite where another government agency has just finished paving. We either have to repave a brand new road, which is costly and inconveniences residents, or we have to delay the project. We expect Envista to eliminate that problem by allowing us to coordinate our projects with others' well in advance. Everyone will be more efficient and will share in the cost-saving."

Envista's map-driven system enables all parties to quickly view the locations of all infrastructure projects in their area and the related data. Users can respond quickly to conflicts, reduce needless street cuts, and pro-actively take advantage of work-share and cost-share opportunities to save time and ratepayers' dollars.

About Envista Corporation
Envista is a provider of web-based software for the management oversight of infrastructure that is built and maintained by utility companies and government agencies. The company provides the only centralized, map-driven solution for the exchange and coordination of construction and maintenance projects online. Envista's patent-pending solution for infrastructure project coordination leverages construction budgets and optimizes the planning of utility and roadway projects while reducing the impact of street cuts on local communities. Envista's headquarters are located north of Boston in Beverly, MA. For more information, Envista can be reached at (978) 232-6300 or visit the web site at www.envista.com.

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